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Solaris Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

I’ve named this wrap Solaris because of the dramatic hem, giving an illusion of rays of sun. And the colorway, Copper Pennies, gives the look of hot, melted metal. An absolutely stunning shawl, just in time for the holiday season!

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Solaris Shawl in Claudia Handpainted Silk Lace

Solaris Shawl
designed by Kim Guzman © November 2008
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Technique: Regular Crochet

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Solaris Shawl in JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18

Finished Size

After blocking, approximately 72” from side to side and 35” from top to bottom point.

Materials

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Solaris Shawl in Knit Picks Shadow Tonal
  • Knit Picks Gloss Lace, JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 or Claudia Claudia Hand Painted Silk Lace (approximately 1000 yds laceweight used for project)
  • Recommended Hook size: G [4mm]
  • Needle (for weaving ends)
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Gauge

Due to the nature of this project, gauge will vary dependent upon your chosen yarn and hook size.

Special Stitches

Cluster (Cl): Yo, insert hook in same ch-3 sp as last sc, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in next ch-3 sp, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, yo, draw through 3 lps on hook.

Additional Abbreviations

beg=begin(ning), ch=chain, dc=double crochet, lp(s)=loop(s), rep=repeat, sc=single crochet, sk=skip, sl=slip, sp(s)=space(s), st(s)=stitch(es), yo=yarn over

Notes

This project is worked in a base triangle from the top to the bottom point. The Handkerchief Hem is added once the base is complete.

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Crochet Pattern Instructions

Triangle Base

Row 1: Ch 305, sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 3, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * to end, turn—101 ch-3 sps.

Row 2: Ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, * ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in next sc, rep from * to within last ch-3 sp, sk ch-3 sp, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sk first dc, sc in next dc, * ch 3, sc in next dc, rep from * to end, turn, leaving beg ch-3 unworked—99 ch-3 sps.

Rows 4-99: Rep Rows 2-3. On final row, 3 ch-3 sps.

Note: With each repeat of Row 3, the ch-3 sps decrease by 2. If you find that you are inadvertently decreasing more than 2 ch-3 sps, it is recommended that you use a stitch marker to mark the ends of your rows.

Row 100: Rep Row 2.

Row 101: Ch 1, sk first dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc, leaving beg ch-3 unworked, fasten off.

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Handkerchief Hem Border

Row 1: Join yarn with sl st in side of sc of Row 1 of Triangle Base to begin working toward lower point, ch 1, sc in same side of sc, * ch 3, sc in side of next sc (this skips one row) **, rep from * ending with sc in side of Row 101, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp of Row 101, ch 3, sc in side of sc on opposite side of Row 101, rep from * to **, ending with sc in side of opposite end of Row 1, turn—102 ch-3 sps.

Row 2: Ch 3, sc in first ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, * ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, rep from * to within last 3 ch-3 sps on opposite side of Shawl, ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 3, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, sc in first ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, * ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 6 times, rep from * to within last 4 ch-3 sps on opposite side of Shawl, ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 3, sc in sc 1 row below, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, sc in first ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 4 times, * ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 7 times, rep from * to within last 5 ch-3 sps on opposite side of Shawl, ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 4 times, ch 3, sc in sc 1 row below, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, sc in first ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, * ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 8 times, rep from * to within last 6 ch-3 sps on opposite side of Shawl, ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, ch 3, sc in sc 1 row below, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, sc in first ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 6 times, * ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 9 times, rep from * to within last 7 ch-3 sps on opposite side of Shawl, ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 6 times, ch 3, sc in sc 1 row below, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, sc in first ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 7 times, * ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 10 times, rep from * to within last 8 ch-3 sps on opposite side of Shawl, ch 3, Cl, ch 3, sc in same ch-3 sp as last leg of Cl, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 7 times, ch 3, sc in sc 1 row below, fasten off.

Note: If you have more yardage remaining, you can continue with the Border in the same manner of increasing, if you like.

Finishing

Block as desired. Weave in ends carefully.

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